It is 27th May 2018. We celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The readings are from Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40; the second reading is from Romans 8:14-17; and the Gospel from Matthew 28:16-20. We who believe and profess in three distinctive persons in One God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The word Trinity comes from the Latin word trinitas, which means “three” or “triad.” The dogma of the Trinity was defined in two stages, at the First Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325) and the First Council of Constantinople (A.D. 381). “The faith of all Christians rests on the Trinity” (CCC 232). “It is the most fundamental and essential teaching in the ‘hierarchy of the truths of faith’” (CCC 234). this is “a mystery of faith in the strict sense” (CCC 237). The Catechism also emphasises that the distinction of the three Persons “lies in the relationship of each to the others” (CCC 252). The Catechism goes on to state that “each divine person performs the common work according to his unique personal property” (CCC 258). Again, it goes on to articulate three important statements. Firstly, “the Trinity is One” (CCC 253). Secondly, “the Divine Persons are really distinct from one another” (CCC 254). Thirdly, “the Divine Persons are relative to one another” (CCC 255). We are all baptised in the most powerful trinitarian formula. We too are invited to spread the Trinitarian unity wherever we are as a believer. We must not engage ourselves extensively to comprehend with our reason rather to experience the presence of the One God revealed in three Persons. The oneness taught by Jesus is the proof of the Trinity and we are to baptise in the Name of Trinity not names in plural form. For the one who has the faith in One God will not have much difficulty in believing the Trinity in unity, distinguishing the Persons yet not divided, the uncreated, boundless, and eternal God. They are not eternal beings but One eternal being. Not three gods but one God; not three lords but one Lord. Either of them is not made, created or generated by anyone. In this Trinity, there is nothing greater, nothing less than anything else: but all three Persons are coeternal and coequal with one another. Our personal salvation solely depends on the belief and profession of faith in Holy Trinity. The first reading strongly professes that “So acknowledge today and take to heart that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other.” (Dt.4:39). The responsorial Psalm praises, “Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.” (Ps.33:12). St. Paul teaches us that we have the privilege to invoke God as our Father because of the salvation we enjoy in the sacrifice of Jesus and in the empowering Spirit of God. The Gospel offers the Trinitarian mandate using the Name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit to teach and to bring people closer to God. We all the baptised have this mandate to fulfil the plan of God for the entire humanity. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Mt. 28: 19-20). Let us not remain believing, professing in the Trinity only rather let us demonstrate our faith in unity, respect and love for one another. May you have a good day. God bless you.

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